Communications office contacts

KCC Media Hub – maintained by Kent County Council communications office

Our communications office responds to media enquiries from journalists about KCC services and policies between 8am and 6pm.

We can arrange TV, press and radio interviews with Cabinet, Lead Members and senior officers.

We’ve recently converted our phones to Skype so if you cannot get through to a specific communications officer, call 03000 418080.

The duty communications officer outside office hours is Thom Morris on 07738 860726. 

Press contact Specialist areas Telephone Email
Lucy Mayor (Communications Office Manager) Includes: corporate issues, business and funding, democratic services and finance issues as well as policy, performance and improvement, information services and economic development, broadband. 03000 416421 or 07850 907407  Lucy.Mayor@kent.gov.uk
Suz Elvey Includes: education, early years, Kent Test, schools, special educational needs, admissions and school places, quality and standards, post-16 education and apprenticeships, 16+ Travel Card. 03000 417020 or 07738 755491 Suz.Elvey@kent.gov.uk
Murray Evans Includes: libraries, Trading Standards, community safety, film office, public rights of way, Gypsies and Travellers, adult education, sports and culture, youth services, country parks, military, Gateways, Coroners courts, financial issues including the budget, the Chairman’s Office, corporate issues and civic duties. 03000 416071 or 07834 051150 murray.evans@kent.gov.uk
Gemma Smith Includes: Public Health, such as support services for drugs and alcohol misuse, healthy weight management, community mental health, sexual health, health visitors, flu vaccination campaigns and severe weather. Also includes campaigns such as One You Kent, Release the Pressure and Change4Life. 03000 416699 or 07912 451940 gemma.smith@kent.gov.uk
Thom Morris Includes: highways and waste functions (potholes, household waste and recycling sites, bus passes, roadworks, young person’s travel pass, road safety, flooding and drainage) the planning and environment teams, and the delivery of new major transport schemes. 03000 416907 or 07738 860726 thom.morris@kent.gov.uk
David Gazet Includes: social services for children, such as unaccompanied asylum seeking children, fostering, adoption and safeguarding issues as well as social care for adults, older people and promoting independence, blue badges. 03000 422589 or 07789 750619 david.gazet@kent.gov.uk